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Economic Data (USA)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

U.S. Retail & Food Services Sales Report for March 2009

The Commerce Department this morning released advanced estimates of U.S. Retail and Food Services Sales for March 2009:

Predicted: +0.3%
Actual: -1.1%

Minus Auto and Auto Parts Sales
Predicted: 0.0%
Actual : -0.9%

The above percentages represent the month-to-month change in total sales receipts for retailers that sell durable & non-durable goods, and retailers that provide food & beverage services.

  • Change from 12 months previous: -9.4%
The "predicted" figure is what economists and Wall Street forecasters were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

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